Communication Officer
University of Copenhagen
Denmark

Communication Officer for reNEW Copenhagen

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW, based at Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen is looking for a Node Communication and Engagement Officer starting as soon as possible or upon agreement. 

The Center

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW has its Hub at University of Copenhagen (UCPH), The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences as well as nodes at UCPH, Murdoch Children´s Research Institute (MCRI) and Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). Researchers within reNEW address fundamental questions in stem cell and developmental biology and will pivot research findings to clinical outcomes and products for patients with incurable disorders such as congenital kidney and heart disorders, type 1 diabetes, Parkinsons’ disease.

The Role

The reNEW Copenhagen Node Communication and Engagement officer is part of the Node Research Support Team and responsible for coordination of local communication activities with a key focus of internal communication as well as press releases, community building and administrative coordination of engagement events together with the Node’s scientific engagement officer.

In addition, the chosen candidate will be part of developing and driving inter-node and external communication & engagement activities led by the global reNEW Head of Communication and Engagement and in close collaboration with Communication & Engagement officers at the two other reNEW Nodes.

You will report directly to the reNEW Copenhagen Node Research Support Manager and be part of the Node support team who serves the consortium organization in Copenhagen. You will in addition be part of the global Communication & Engagement team with colleagues from the other two nodes, collaborating directly with the global Head of Communication & Engagement of reNEW .

In addition, you will also liaise closely with the Communication Department at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

Job description

  • Coordinate & produce content for internal communication channels such as intra- and internode communication platforms, newsletters and updates.
  • Support content creation for global external media accounts on the internet and on social media
  • Support the development of an online identity for reNEW, including local and global branding as well as the initiation of innovative communication platforms
  • Write and coordinate Node press releases on topics within Stem Cell Medicine
  • Maintain the reNEW Node webpage
  • Be part of developing and organizing local and global public engagement activities aiming towards different stakeholders
  • Coordinate local science communication training and capacity building.
  • Promote local seminars and events and support the organization of community building activities.
  • Liaise with the University of Copenhagen, the Novo Nordisk Foundation, and other local communication stakeholders.
  • Contribute to center-wide internal reporting towards funders and the Faculty.

Qualifications

  • Holds a relevant academic degree or similar experience in communications and/or sciences, preferably with hands on experience in communication in a research or industry setting.
  • Has a strong interest and preferably experience in science communication.
  • Is a well-versed writer and enjoys making scientific concepts understandable for lay audiences.
  • Is proactive, detail-oriented and thrives in a busy team-based environment.
  • Is service-oriented without losing the overview and has a good understanding of people.
  • Is fluent in English and Danish.
  • Preferably has experience in coordination of events and engagement activities.

We offer

An attractive, developing and versatile job with independent and varied tasks within a large international organization and an international environment.

A friendly workplace were the administrative staff works very closely with the scientists and contributes to a welcoming and trustful work environment.

Committed colleagues who emphasize team play and professionalism and who have an informal, open and welcoming tone.

A centrally located workplace with, among other things, free parking, fitness club, fruit scheme and holiday homes.

Salary and terms of employment

The place of work is at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine (reNEW), University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 3B, Copenhagen.

The employment will be as Special Consultant (Specialkonsulent) or Academic officer (Fuldmægtig) depending on experience and qualifications.

Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Government and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). In addition to the basic salary, a monthly contribution to a pension fund is added (17.1% of the salary).

Working hours are negotiable to accommodate potential additional roles but will be up to 37 hours per week incl. lunch. Accession as soon as possible.

The application must include:

  1. Motivation letter
  2. Curriculum vitae incl. education, experience, previous employments, computational and language skills and other relevant skills
  3. List of two references (full address, incl. email and phone number)
  4. Copy of diplomas/degree certificate(s)

More information

You can get more information about the position by contacting the reNEW Copenhagen Research Support Manager Simone Wenkel (simone.wenkel@sund.ku.dk)

You can read more about reNEW at http://renew.ku.dk

How to apply

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY below.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Only applications received in time and consisting of the above listed documents will be considered.

Applications and/or any material received after deadline will not be taken into consideration.

Application deadline: August 14th, 2022.

Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark. It is among the largest universities in Scandinavia and is one of the highest ranking in Europe. The University´s eight faculties include Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Science, Social Sciences and Theology. www.ku.dk

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Info

Application deadline: 14-08-2022
Employment start: 01-10-2022
Department/Location: reNEW NNF Center for Stem Cell Medicine


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